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Propaganda

nounpro·​pa·​gan·​da | \ ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də  , ˌprō-\

1capitalizeda congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing causealsoa public action having such an effect

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Global stocks rose to their highest in five months and the dollar dipped on Monday as traders began to price in an accommodative stance from the U.S. Federal Reserve at its policy meeting this week. — Read on mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1QZ00X Advertisements

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  • Breakingviews TV: Eco-Microsoft January 24, 2020
    The software firm made a big splash ahead of the Davos confab by declaring it would be carbon negative by 2030. Gina Chon stopped by the makeshift Microsoft Café in the Swiss resort to talk to President Brad Smith about sustainability, techlash and U.S.-China competition.
  • Breakingviews TV: Zurich’s boss January 23, 2020
    This is a “discovery year” for many corporate executives confronting climate change at Davos, Zurich boss Mario Greco tells Rob Cox. But for insurers like his, ecological risks have necessarily been front and center for years.
  • Breakingviews TV: Unsmoke it January 22, 2020
    Philip Morris International is puffing about smoke-free alternatives at Davos. Company boss Andre Calantzopoulos talks to Gina Chon about the misperceptions of vaping and what regulators are getting wrong.
  • Breakingviews TV: Citi’s CEO January 21, 2020
    Mike Corbat stopped by the Reuters chalet in Davos to talk about business, sustainability, stakeholder capitalism and his own succession with Rob Cox.
  • Predictions 2020: Greening the financial system January 21, 2020
    How can companies and financial institutions manage the risks of climate change, while making the worst outcomes less likely? Here are highlights of a wide-ranging discussion moderated by Breakingviews EMEA Editor Peter Thal Larsen.
  • Greening the financial system: A Breakingviews debate January 17, 2020
    What roles should financial institutions be playing in battling climate change? Breakingviews EMEA Editor Peter Thal Larsen discusses it with a senior UK regulator, the CFO of a large multinational, and experienced financiers. Watch the complete London Predictions video.
  • Breakingviews TV: Shadow play January 17, 2020
    China’s economic growth slowed to 6.1% last year amid a bruising trade war with the United States, and credit growth disappointed. Meanwhile, shadow lenders are moving to fill the gap. Pete Sweeney and Alec Macfarlane discuss what that means for the country’s economy.
  • Breakingviews TV: Orcel endgame January 16, 2020
    The 112 million euro lawsuit between UBS banker Andrea Orcel and Santander, the lender that hired him and then changed its mind, is due in court soon. The dispute, riddled with money, egos and errors, is ripe for settlement before that happens, as Peter Thal Larsen explains.
  • Predictions 2020: Shareholder activism goes green January 15, 2020
    ValueAct Capital founder and CEO Jeff Ubben explains why it’s important to consider ESG in investments, what happens if companies don’t adapt and why the electric utility industry should be a priority. Here are highlights of his talk with Breakingviews Global Editor Rob Cox.
  • Breakingviews TV: Fink think January 15, 2020
    Larry Fink’s BlackRock will challenge companies that don’t account for climate change and similar risks. The impetus comes from the clients who provide the asset manager’s $7.4 trillion. That’s one reason to believe BlackRock’s step may really matter, as Richard Beales explains.

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  • Boeing’s 777X takes off on first flight January 25, 2020
    Boeing began the maiden flight on Saturday of the world's largest twin-engined jetliner as the embattled planemaker steps up competition with European rival Airbus in a respite from a crisis over its smaller 737 MAX. Jillian Kitchener has more.
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary optimistic on trade deal with UK January 25, 2020
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he was optimistic about the chances of a trade deal between the United States and Britain this year, adding that he earlier met Britain's finance minister to discuss it.
  • Weak ahead on Wall Street January 24, 2020
    A pair of tech titans, Apple and Microsoft, report earnings, and Fed policy makers meet to discuss interest rates in the week ahead. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Wall Street slides as virus worries mount January 24, 2020
    Wall Street fell in a broad sell-off Friday on growing concerns over the scope of the coronavirus outbreak. As Fred Katayamam reports, the S&P 500 suffered its biggest weekly decline in six months.
  • Wait for 10% pullback in stocks: fund manager January 24, 2020
    Needham Funds portfolio manager Chris Retzler has taken some profit from high-flying chip, chip equipment and 5G infrastructure stocks. He awaits a correction in the markets so he can redeploy the cash.
  • Harlem brewer taps her African-American roots for flavor January 24, 2020
    Celeste Beatty, one of the first African-American woman brewers in the United States, sees craft beer making as a way to reconnect with her roots.
  • Breakingviews TV: Eco-Microsoft January 24, 2020
    The software firm made a big splash ahead of the Davos confab by declaring it would be carbon negative by 2030. Gina Chon stopped by the makeshift Microsoft Café in the Swiss resort to talk to President Brad Smith about sustainability, techlash and U.S.-China competition.
  • Bayer faces fourth U.S. Roundup cancer trial in Monsanto home court January 24, 2020
    Bayer AG is set to face a fourth U.S. jury trial over allegations that its popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer, with four cancer patients in the hometown of its agricultural subsidiary Monsanto scheduled to make their case beginning on Friday. Francesca Lynagh reports.
  • Space travel tourism is a decade from liftoff -UK expert January 24, 2020
    SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic make headlines for their plans to kickstart tourism to space but consumer travel outside of earth's orbit is at least a decade away, says Alice Bunn, international director for the UK Space Agency.
  • Travel demand cushions 737 MAX toll January 23, 2020
    Healthy travel demand helped cushion quarterly results at American Airlines and Southwest even though the Boeing 737 MAX grounding weighed on costs and profits. Fred Katayama reports.

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  • Meet 'Taylor': A nose for sniffing out koalas January 16, 2020
    Conservation detection dogs are being trained to search for injured koalas caught in the middle of Australia's bushfires. It's hoped that training more dogs like Taylor could help with moving wildlife to safer ground. Libby Hogan reports.
  • In quake-hit Puerto Rico even the bees are fleeing their homes January 15, 2020
    Puerto Rican bees are abandoning hives as weeks of earthquakes disrupt colonies, experts said. Jonah Green reports.
  • Meet Bernardina, the baby pygmy hippo delighting Chile January 10, 2020
    Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding programme for the endangered species.
  • Australians told to 'get out', stay close to water January 10, 2020
    As temperatures rise on Friday nearly a quarter of a million Australians have been urged to evacuate. At popular tourist destination, Kangaroo Island, wildlife have been severely wounded in the bushfires. Libby Hogan reports.
  • The world's greenest soccer club nets its wooden stadium December 30, 2019
    Forest Green Rovers, the world's first U.N.-certified carbon-neutral soccer club, has won planning approval for a stadium made almost entirely out of wood. David Doyle reports.
  • 'No food': China's biggest freshwater lake dries up December 20, 2019
    In the middle of northeast of China's Jiangxi province sits a river that used to span 1737 square miles that was brimming with fish. Now, it's merely a third of that size, and what's left of the river in large parts is the crackling bed. Libby Hogan reports.
  • Scientists look to coral for clues on climate change December 13, 2019
    Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying coral cores - some over 12 feet long - which they extracted from far-away reefs. Jillian Kitchener has more.
  • Plastic bottles churn through waves on South African beach December 13, 2019
    A video captured and shared on social media by a member of The Litterboom Project, a Southafrican conservation initiative, showed plastic bottles and other litter being churned out onto a Durban beach by the waves.
  • Ahoy, landlubbers: Ancient sailors' climate logs December 11, 2019
    Joan Arthur isn't a climate scientist. She isn't a sailor, either. She's a part of an online community that has extracted millions of records from ship logs dating to the 1800s that has proven a treasure chest for modern day researchers.
  • I'm here because Trump isn't: Bloomberg at COP25 December 10, 2019
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is at the COP25 climate conference in Madrid. He says he's there for a simple reason: "I am here because President Trump is not."

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  • GOP, Dem lawmakers squabble over Trump ‘take her out’ tape January 26, 2020
    On CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, Republican and Democratic lawmakers gave opposing views on a video in which Trump is purportedly heard giving the order to remove then-U.S ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. Jillian Kitchener has more.
  • Schiff accuses Trump of Twitter threat January 26, 2020
    Democratic U.S. House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said on Sunday he believes Republican President Donald Trump's comment that he has not yet "paid the price" was intended as a threat. Jillian Kitchener has more.
  • 'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer January 25, 2020
    Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Trump's lawyers "don't contest the basic architecture of this scheme."
  • Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team January 25, 2020
    White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on Trump at the Nov. 3 presidential election if they found him guilty and ousted him now.
  • 34 troops diagnosed with brain injury after Iran strike January 24, 2020
    The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. Gavino Garay has more.
  • Democrats target Trump's alleged obstruction January 24, 2020
    U.S. President Donald Trump was the ringleader of an effort to coerce Ukraine to dig up dirt on a domestic political rival, "worked hard" to cover it up and has shown no remorse, Democratic lawmakers said on Friday in his impeachment trial.
  • Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren January 24, 2020
    U.S. representative Zoe Lofgren on Friday argued during the Senate impeachment trial that President Donald Trump's order to top U.S. officials not to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives is obstruction of justice.
  • If our allies can't trust we will soon 'not have a single ally left' -Schiff January 24, 2020
    Representative Adam Schiff, the lead Democratic prosecutor in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, on Friday argued that Trump's threatening of Ukraine could have lasting effects on U.S. relations with other countries in the future.
  • Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem January 24, 2020
    Democratic Congressman Jason Crow, a House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said it was never "explained" why Trump "arbitrarily" held and then released to Ukraine. Crow added that since then the administration hasn't shown it really "cares" about corruption in Ukraine.
  • Graham on Biden probe: 'Are you going to impeach me?' January 24, 2020
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday reiterated his view that Hunter Biden's work in Ukraine should be looked at, and asked "are you going to impeach me?"

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  • Indian space agency unveils robot rocketeer January 24, 2020
    India's space agency has revealed its humanoid robot prototype, preparing for its part in the test flight for "Gaganyaan" - the country's first manned mission to space.
  • Space travel tourism is a decade from liftoff -UK expert January 24, 2020
    SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic make headlines for their plans to kickstart tourism to space but consumer travel outside of earth's orbit is at least a decade away, says Alice Bunn, international director for the UK Space Agency.
  • How this robot pigeon could inspire the future of flight January 23, 2020
    Researchers from Stanford University have developed a winged robot that mimics the way birds fly and could inspire the next generation of flying robots.
  • Fake videos and AI rattle nerves in Davos January 23, 2020
    Worries about deep fake videos and artificial intelligence took center stage at this year's World Economic Forum and an interactive display gave attendees a chance to create their own deep fake. Ciara Lee reports.
  • Pigeon-inspired robot could change the game for drone flight January 23, 2020
    A team of researchers from Stanford University have developed a winged robot that mimics the way birds fly, hoping to inspire the next generation of flying drones.
  • Online privacy is still possible -UC Berkeley expert January 23, 2020
    Online privacy is a right and not a privilege in the digital age despite the onslaught of app developers trying to erode that privacy, says Shafi Goldwasser, director of UC Berkeley Simons Institute.
  • VR is helping kids with autism make sense of the real world January 22, 2020
    A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality to help children with autism. Ash Rowe reports.
  • Volocopter air taxi fleet ready by 2022 -CEO January 21, 2020
    Using drones large enough to fit two humans, Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter has plans to launch a fleet of electric-powered air taxis by the end of 2022. The World Economic Forum Young Global Leader spoke with Conway G. Gittens.
  • A backyard hydroponic farm beats Zimbabwe's drought January 20, 2020
    Venensia Mukarati, a 50-year-old mother of two, is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare's top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid.
  • How your Fitbit can tell if you're getting sick January 17, 2020
    A study in the United States has found that heart rate and sleep data from wearable fitness tracker watches like the Fitbit can predict and alert public health officials to real-time outbreaks of flu more accurately than current surveillance methods. Lauren Anthony reports.

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  • Wall Street slides as virus worries mount January 24, 2020
    Wall Street fell in a broad sell-off Friday on growing concerns over the scope of the coronavirus outbreak. As Fred Katayamam reports, the S&P 500 suffered its biggest weekly decline in six months.
  • Wait for 10% pullback in stocks: fund manager January 24, 2020
    Needham Funds portfolio manager Chris Retzler has taken some profit from high-flying chip, chip equipment and 5G infrastructure stocks. He awaits a correction in the markets so he can redeploy the cash.
  • S&P notches slight gain January 23, 2020
    The S&P 500 ended slightly higher and the Nasdaq eked out a record closing high Thursday, helped by a jump in Netflix, while news about the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China and mixed earnings results kept a lid on the market. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Yellow lights flashing for markets: technical analyst January 23, 2020
    Keep an eye on the exits, says technical analyst Mark Newton of Newton Advisors. Despite rising stock prices, he sees warning signs that suggest the equity markets may soon peak.
  • Tech leads S&P to slight gain January 22, 2020
    Technology shares led the S&P 500 marginally higher Wednesday, as a healthy forecast from IBM helped mitigate worries over the developing coronavirus outbreak. Fred Katayama reports.
  • The case for ESG funds: wealth manager January 22, 2020
    Sustainable funds known as ESG can make investors feel good as well as nab good returns as big companies like Apple and JPMorgan Chase get added to these funds, says Kevin Mahn, chief investment officer at Hennion & Walsh and SmartTrust.
  • Wall Street pulls back on virus outbreak worries January 21, 2020
    Wall Street fell Tuesday as a viral outbreak from China found its way to U.S. shores and the International Monetary Fund lowered its global economic growth forecast. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Stocks are too pricey: wealth manager January 21, 2020
    Vespula Capital CEO Jeff Tomasulo suggests waiting for a pullback before buying stocks again. He recommends taking profit on some FAANG stocks now and buying them back later this year at lower prices.
  • Wall Street hits new highs January 17, 2020
    Wall Street climbed to record highs Friday after strong U.S. housing data and signs of resilience in the Chinese economy raised hopes of a rebound in global growth. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Take profit on high flyers like Apple: wealth manager January 17, 2020
    It's time investors book some profits on big cap tech stocks, says wealth manager Ken Kamen of Mercadien Asset Management. He suggests investors rotate the proceeds into equal-weighted index funds or financial and industrial stocks.

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